The charitable pharmacy

As early as 1770, J.F. Oberlin created a charitable pharmacy in his parsonage, from which he supplied medicinal remedies and plants free of charge to his parishioners.
This pharmacy was established in accordance with the principles of Simon André Tissot as presented in the publication “Advice to the People in General, with Regard to their Health” (1761). All of the remedies offered by the pastor came complete with advice on hygiene and diet. He also personally performed bloodlettings and administered enemas. As early as 1800, this pharmacy made it possible to administer the smallpox vaccine. Ten years later, it was distributed in other parts of the Alsatian countryside.

Caution: these remedies are not medical prescriptions and may be dangerous.

Go to the various sheets of the pharmacy

The miraculous remedies